We all love our gorgeously glamorous acrylic nails but, as much as we really hate to, sometimes they have to come off!
Maybe you’re starting a new job and the stiletto nail vamp isn’t the right look, or mommy dearest is coming for a visit…but don’t worry, removing them is easy (and so is reapplying them once mom has left!).
You may have heard horror stories about removing acrylic nails at home, and the damage that they can cause. Well, I’ve removed too many manis to count and every one was absolutely fine. Sure, if you grab the pliers and rip, there will be issues, but my method works, and works well.
- Nail Clippers
- Nail File
- Cotton Balls
- Petroleum Jelly
- Aluminum Foils/Clips
- Pour a little acetone into a bowl
- Gently file off as much top coat as is possible
- Clip your acrylic nails as short as you can
- Smear the petroleum jelly around your nails, being careful not to get it on the nail itself
- Soak a cotton ball in the acetone
- Placing the cotton ball on your nail, wrap the foil around the tip of your finger, over the nail and the ball, fixing it securely
- Be patient for half an hour, before carefully peeling off the foil. The nail should come too, but if not, rewrap and wait a little longer.
- Once removed, wash and dry your hands thoroughly and apply moisturizer.
However, recently I’ve discovered the best hack – Makartt Gel Nail Polish Remover Kit.
This kit is awesome, containing everything you need to remove gel and acrylic nails with no mess or hassle. Designed for fingernails and toes, it does the job in under ten minutes leaving your nails clean, clear and moisturized, and with 200+ wraps included, that’s a lot of nails removed!
Markartt has even accessorized with an ingenious little polish scraper which works really well to remove the last of the polish.
At such a great price, it’s definitely worth keeping a box in your mani kit.